Ryan Lochte has shown his admiration for Lil Wayne by naming his Doberman Pinscher after the rapper, walking out for races listening to “The Sky is the Limit” and reportedly sleeping with his lyrics posted above his bed when he lived in Florida.
In 2012, Lochte (with Miley Cyrus) introduced Lil Wayne on stage at an awards show, saying “I even got a grill, just like him.”
So what Lil Wayne did on “Ellen” on Thursday had to leave another mark on the swimmer since his gas-station incident at the Rio Olympics.
Lil Wayne altered lyrics in a performance on the show to include Lochte’s name:
“And if Cash Money try to stop me, I’m a let ’em rob me, yeah right, like Ryan Lochte.”
It came three days after Lochte appeared on “Ellen” to promote his turn on “Dancing with the Stars.”
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Ryan Lochte‘s debut on “Dancing with the Stars” was interrupted by two men trespassing onto the stage wearing shirts with Lochte’s name crossed out on Monday night.
Security quickly apprehended the two men while the show aired live. They were not shown on camera as Lochte and partner Cheryl Burke were on stage receiving feedback from judges.
“So many feelings are going through my head right now, a little hurt,” Lochte told show host Tom Bergeron afterward. “But I came out here. I wanted to do something I’m completely not comfortable with, and I did. I came out here with a big smile.”
“It honestly feels like someone reached inside, took out my heart and just stepped on it,” Lochte later said on E! News.
Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist, was suspended last week for 10 months by USA Swimming and the U.S. Olympic Committee after his gas-station incident at the Rio Olympics.
Lochte, 32, has said he plans to return to the sport following the ban.
On Monday, Lochte and Burke performed a foxtrot dance on the “Dancing with the Stars” season premiere. Video of their performance is here.
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Ryan Lochte will not receive separate punishment from the International Olympic Committee for lying about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio de Janeiro Games.
The IOC says it is “adequate” that United States team officials have already banned the swimmer for 10 months and required him to forfeit $100,000 in bonuses. Lochte will miss the 2017 world championships.
The Olympic body says its disciplinary panel decided “no additional penalty was needed on its part.”
The IOC panel also accepted the four-month bans imposed on Lochte’s teammates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen. All four will miss a Team USA visit to the White House.
Lochte and his teammates were involved in an early-morning drunken encounter at a Rio gas station before claiming they were threatened and robbed.
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